The Importance of One’s Time

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“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
–Ephesians 5:16

It is always a fascinating topic when the talk turns to where one gets his ideas for an article.

And so it was that the idea behind THIS article did NOT come from a friend or an acquaintance’s questions.

And, it did NOT come from someone ELSE asking a question.

And, it did NOT come from another article or something that pricked the mind while reading God’s Word.

Well, then, the question to ask then is “Just where did the idea behind this article come from?”

While on a visit to an acquaintance, a heated discussion between a guy and (it’s assumed) his girlfriend took place at an outdoor table with an umbrella and was overheard.

“You need to grow up!  You’re always late when we go somewhere!”

“Uh uh.  I am almost NEVER late!  It’s waiting on you to get ready which eats up the time!”

“That’s not true!”

“Why do you feel that YOUR time is always more important than MY time?”


There was a question which thousands could have asked–but until that guy posed it, this writer had NEVER heard it asked before.

NOT ONLY THAT, but it stuck in the mind, kinda like a splinter.  And the question was the target of MUCH pondering for a couple of days after the question was first posed.

“Why do you feel that YOUR time is always more important than MY time?”

NOW THERE was a question we wished we could’ve thought of MANY TIMES.

Does the reader know of anyone who acts as though their time is more valuable than your time?

Was this a valid question in the discussion between the two people?

This listener had NO way of knowing.

BUT, all of that thought on the subject caused ANOTHER couple of questions to be asked.

“Why do folks MAKE SURE that they have plenty of time to SIN?  Why is it that if what they are doing is a benefit to someone else, they often are pressed for time when it rolls around to do whatever it is.”

It is suspected that NEITHER question will get an answer prior to Jesus returning.

DOES the reader have any clues?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 27, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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